The Economics Department views study abroad as highly desirable and strongly encourages Economics majors (and minors) to consider it.
Majors who study abroad for one semester may receive credit for at most two elective courses at the 300-level. Minors who study abroad for one semester may apply up to one economics class as the general economics elective.
Students who study abroad for a year may use study abroad coursework to fulfill either the Econ 4011 or 4021 requirement (but not both). Note that the Economics department allows Econ 4011 or 4021 transfers from only a select group of study abroad programs, and students must file a petition with the Academic Coordinator. Students who take Econ 4011 or 4021 abroad must take an additional economics elective having an Econ 4011 and/or Econ 4021 prerequisite, respectively, while at WU.
For a class taken on a study abroad program to count toward the major, it must have micro- and/or macro-principles (e.g. Econ 1011, 1021) as a prerequisite. Students must verify with the Academic Coordinator/Study Abroad advisor that a course potentially qualifies before taking the course. The Academic Coordinator will then evaluate the course after the student returns. The student should be prepared to present the course syllabus, which documents the course prerequisites, as well as course materials (readings packet, homework, exams, papers, etc.). To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must receive the equivalent of a C- or better in the course taken abroad.
For further rules and information, please refer to the Undergraduate Guide and consult with the Academic Coordinator/Study Abroad Advisor. (You can schedule an appointment with the Academic Coordinator by following the link at the left.)
For application procedures and available programs, please visit the study abroad website.